Aziz Ansari will bring his comedy chops to the small screen next month as the host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, but the funnyman is already making plans for his next big-screen endeavor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mandate Pictures has picked up a pitch for an untitled comedy from Ansari and "30 Rock" writer Matt Hubbard. The MTV Movie Awards host is attached to star in the feature alongside "Eastbound & Down" comedian Danny McBride.
McBride will produce the project alongside David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly through their Rough House banner. Ansari and Mandate's Nathan Kahane are executive-producing the movie alongside co-producer Hubbard, while Harris Wittel, a writer on Ansari's NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation," is set to write the screenplay.
While Ansari and McBride both held small roles in the Seth Rogen-starring "Observe and Report" in 2009, the two comedians did not share the screen. Recently, Ansari and McBride were tapped to co-star in "30 Minutes or Less," an upcoming comedy from "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer about a junior high school teacher (Ansari) who is thrust into an explosive situation alongside his friend, a pizza delivery man. McBride is rumored to play an imposing goon who straps a bomb to the delivery man's chest in order to motivate him to rob a bank. "30 Minutes or Less" is currently in pre-production.
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